Sunday, April 25, 2010

We were just looking at this bird over there

One of our technicians did an install in a house on the bay (I'm not sure which bay. Everyone around here just refers to all of the water surrounding Juneau as "the bay") and this home had great big windows on the back of it so they had a wonderful view of the ocean.  The technician reported that in the course of his installation duties he saw some whales out in "the bay".  Glorious!  When we finally got a sunny day we went out to that general area along the shore to see what we could see. 

The tide was quite low so we saw lots of muscles and barnacles.  
The wind was blowing and it was quite chilly so we walked along the forest path just above the shoreline.  The trees helped kill the wind.

No whales yet and I don't think wooden, stacked animals count as wildlife.

So we kept walking along the shore looking, longing for a whale.

But alas, no whales.  All we saw were birds, and this time I can't even tell you what kind of birds they were.  They were like a cross between a duck and a puffin.  So for all the wildlife no-shows Alaska is going to have to show us like a grizzly bear fighting a polar bear or something to make up for all of these stupid bird sightings.


Kristen Ellen said...

Alaska is beautiful! But can I just say the best thing I have seen so far is that totem pole! Yes!

Mysha said...

How about a grizzly bear riding a whale? Now that would be something!